Top 10 work-at-home jobs and careers
1) Virtual assistant
This is a field with much potential, in part because the title description covers many things. "You can fit your offerings to what you know how to do," says Stephanie Foster of Poway, Calif., a former medical transcriptionist who runs the website Homewiththekids.com. One can own a virtual assistant business or work from home for a company that makes you available to other employees or clients.
Small businesses hire virtual assistants to help when they can't justify a permanent employee. The International Virtual Assistants Association, which Durst co-founded in the 1990s, began with 28 members and has grown to more than 600, who charge from $15 per hour to more than $100 per hour.